2017 NGCOA Don Rossi Award Winner
Linda Rogers, Juday Creek Golf Course
Thank you to the INGCOA membership for your confidence in me to lead the association for a third time! I am looking forward to a great year of expanded membership, more network opportunities and helping to improve an industry that has a huge economic impact on the state and national level.
While we all join for different reasons the benefits of membership are endless.
One of the most significant accomplishments was our work on property tax legislation that provided a fairer and more accurate way to assess golf courses; the income capitalization method. If your assessor is not utilizing this method be sure to contact me and I will provide you with information. Nearly all golf courses were able to reduce their property taxes significantly.
Some of the benefits for joining the association are:
Two For One Membership
When you join the Indiana Association, you are automatically a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association.
On the National Level we participate in the WEAREGOLF coalition which represents industry initiatives on Capitol Hill and at the State level we are on top of Legislation that impacts golf courses.
Member courses average over $400 in rebates by participating in programs negotiated by the National Association with suppliers such as Club Car, Toro, Entegra, ETS and Pepsi. These products are represented in Indiana by our local sponsors who you know and do business with already.
There is a wealth of education opportunities available. The Indiana Chapter Fall Conference, The Annual National Conference held in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show, Monthly Webinars on pertinent topics and Golf Business Magazine which the National Association publishes; the highest rated golf industry publication.
You'll be amazed at what you gain from meeting other owners who have similar experiences as you.
As a member, you get the opportunity to observe, or participate in, dialogue among golf course owners across the U.S. and all of the world as they openly discuss issues they face every day in operating their business. Observe or weigh-in via the internet discussion link. When you have an issue you can type in your thoughts and receive immediate feedback from other course operators. Considered one of the most valuable tools of membership, Accelerate is like having your own team of consultants!
If you are a current member, I hope you are taking advantage of all your membership has to offer. If you would like to join, the membership dues are just $415.00 for an 18 hole golf course and that provides you membership in the National Association as well.
I look forward to working with all of you and together we can move the industry in a positive direction!